Have you ever heard of Marek’s Disease? If not, today is your lucky day! You’ll learn all about the causes, if it’s treatable and how to sanitize your coop after Marek’s strikes your flock This way you won’t have an unnecessary panic attack like I did the first time I thought I had a chicken with Marek’s
I am so excited to share this week’s blog with you all! I feel there are so many questions in the backyard chicken world about essential oils What essential oils should I use? Are all essential oils created equal? Can I overfeed essential oils to my flock? Well, guess what? I got to sit down and talk with Dr Tim Broderick from the Strong Animals team and ask some of the questions you all have!
If you’re raising chickens, one of the reasons that you probably started with chickens is so that you could have fresh eggs It can be a bummer when your hens stop laying What causes hens to stop laying eggs? Let’s dive into why birds will stop laying
The Science of Why Birds Lay Eggs
In nature, most birds will lay eggs only in certain times of the year They will lay eggs when it’s the best time to raise their young The ‘best’ time depends on temperature, whether food is readily available and other factors from the environment Some birds will
When I started back up with raising my current flock (I took a couple years off), I was pretty set on only having 6 chickens Now, fast forward almost 3 years and my flock is up to 40! Hahaha! If you know what chicken math is, that’s why!
I am part of a number of backyard chicken groups on social media and it seems there are always people selling or giving away chickens or looking to
Due to human SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19), vaccination is constantly in the news and on the minds of people worldwide Fortunately, scientists have developed effective vaccines that either prevent or reduce the severity of this sometimes-fatal disease
Chickens are also fortunate Although they don’t get COVID-19, they can contract Marek’s Disease, Coccidiosis and many other ailments that can kill them Science has developed vaccines and medications to help keep diseases from devastating a flock
Much of what we’ve learned about preventing human COVID-19 applies to many diseases that weaken or kill chickens In order to sicken or kill either a person or chicken